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Poster: johnshearing Date: Apr 26, 2007 10:31am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Posting A DVD

Hi All,

My church has done a documentary and I have been given the task of posting it on archive.org. It is in DVD format on a disk.

What must I do to publish this with archive.org so that all will be able to view it?

Specifically I need to know:
Do I need to convert the files to a different format prior to posting?
What is the best file format to use?
What I must do to convert the DVD files to that format?
Is there a freeware program I can use to do the conversion?

Thanks, John

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBridgewater Video Date: Apr 27, 2007 6:57pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Posting A DVD

Hello John, I believe the MPEG2 for DVD format is the best format for your project. Just load it in and the Archive should automatically convert it to the other formats that are used most in the Archive. You should need no conversion programs. Best of luck!!!

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Poster: johnshearing Date: Apr 28, 2007 6:43am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Posting A DVD

Dear Bridgewater,

I am sorry for not being clearer.

I have a folder on the DVD Named
VIDEO_TS

In the folder are the following files:
VIDEO_TS.BUP
VIDEO_TS.IFO
VIDEO_TS.VOB
VTS_01_0.BUP
VTS_01_0.IFO
VTS_01_1.VOB
VTS_01_2.VOB

I doubt they are in MPEG2 format but perhaps they are.
Do I just post these on archive.org using fpt or do I convert the files first? If conversion is necessary in order for the public to view them, is there a freeware program for that purpose?

I beg your indulgence with these questions. The documentary is about the conditions in Palestine under Israeli Occupation. Our intention is to show the abuses that are causing these people to strap on bombs and blow themselves up. It is our hope that with a general understanding of their conditions, they will be able to get justice from the international community and that peace will follow.

Thank you for your help.
John

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Poster: jonc Date: Apr 28, 2007 12:43pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Posting A DVD

Yes, they are mpeg2. The .vobs are the video files. The first of these is the menu. The other two are the movie itself. If the disk is not encrypted, you should be able to copy these video files to a temporary folder and join them to a single file. In Windows, this can be done by opening a command window and typing

cd c:\temp
copy /b vts_01_1.vob + vts_01_2.vob movie.mpeg

where movie.mpeg is the mpeg2 destination file. C:\temp is the folder containing the .vob files.

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Poster: johnshearing Date: Apr 30, 2007 8:41am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Posting A DVD

Hi jonc,

>
copy /b vts_01_1.vob + vts_01_2.vob movie.mpeg
<

Thanks for your help. I used your command line to concatenate the two files. Unfortunately, the windows media player on my computer gives an error message when I try to play the new file with the mpeg extension. It tells me that the correct codec is not installed. So I renamed the file to have a vob extension and the new concatenated file played just fine. So when I transfer the file to Archive.org, what file extension should I use?

Thanks, John

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Poster: johnshearing Date: Apr 30, 2007 9:20am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Posting A DVD

Hi jonc,

I deleted the source files from the directory where I have the newly concatenated file with the vob extension. Unfortunately, the file no longer plays on my media player. I guess this means that the newly concatenated file is somehow dependant on the other files that were in the directory. So my concern is that if I post only the newly concatenated file, it will not be viewable.

What must I do?

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Poster: jonc Date: Apr 30, 2007 10:26am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Posting A DVD

Did you include the /b switch? This is important, it concatenates them as binary.

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Poster: johnshearing Date: May 3, 2007 10:36am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Posting A DVD

Hi Jonc,

Thank you so much for your help.

The documentary plays fine.

It is posted at

http://www.archive.org/details/Suffering_In_Palestine

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: Apr 30, 2007 9:54am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Posting A DVD

Try going in and (re)deriving in item manager. It may create the files you need.

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Poster: johnshearing Date: May 3, 2007 10:39am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Posting A DVD

Hi Telephone Toughguy,

Thank you for helping.

The documentary plays fine.

It is posted at

http://www.archive.org/details/Suffering_In_Palestine

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